vRealize Operations Manager includes a central page where you can review authentication certificate contents. Certificates allow the vRealize Operations Manager cluster nodes to authenticate each other.

How the Certificates Page Works

The Certificates page lets you examine certificate contents without the need to open the certificate outside of vRealize Operations Manager.

Where You Find Certificates

In the menu, click Administration, and then in the left pane, click Management > Certificates.

Certificate Tabs

The certificate tab describes columns of exceptions tabs.

Note:

The CRL tab is enabled only when you select the Enable Standard Certificate Validation under Global Settings.

Table 1. Certificate Tabs

Tabs

Description

Exceptions

Lists the certificate that is accepted by the vRealize Operations Manager administrator but is not certified by the Certificate Authority (CA).

CRL

A Certificate Revocation List (CRL) is a list of digital certificates that have been revoked by the issuing Certificate Authority (CA) before their scheduled expiration date and should no longer be trusted. Click the Add icon to upload the certificates.

Certificate Options

The options include a data grid for examining certificate contents.

Table 2. Certificate Options

Option

Description

Certificate Thumbprint

Unique alphanumeric string associated with the certificate

Issued By

Content associated with the issuer of the certificate, such as organization name and location

Issued To

Typically, content associated with the issuer, plus the certificate object Identifier (OID)

Expires

The date after which the certificate cannot be used for successful authentication